Netlify vs Vercel vs
Layer0 Comparison


A side-by-side comparison of the most popular experience delivery networks. 
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While Netlify and Vercel focus on static site generation as a means to accelerate websites and empower developers, Layer0 focuses on larger, more complex sites, such as eCommerce and Travel websites. Layer0 brings the amazing site speeds and frontend developer productivity benefits of Jamstack to large-scale, dynamic websites that have thousands or even millions of pages and frequently changing data.

What makes Layer0 different?

We believe the future of development on the web is Jamstack. Our jam is bringing the performance and front-end developer productivity benefits of Jamstack to teams at large, dynamic websites where traditional static techniques don't apply. Layer0 makes these websites faster for end-users and easier for front-end developers to manage. 

While we're less known in the ecosystem, we have a long track record within eCommerce, catering to some of the biggest brands in the world. With 10+ years of eCommerce experience, Layer0 is the go-to experience delivery network for online retailers who are looking to achieve sub-second page loads and increase agility.

The hallmark pieces of Layer0

EdgeJS

World’s first JavaScript configurable CDN that gives front-end developers control over the edge from within their application

Performance

Layer0 utilizes server-side rendering, edge caching and  predictive prefetching to guarantee sub-500ms median largest contentful paint times for large eCommerce sites
  • Cache key normalization
  • Cache spliting
  • GraphQL caching
  • Multiple backends on one domain
  • Iterative migration away from legacy backend

Serverless JavaScript

Unlimited scale with zero DevOps for server-side rendering (SSR) and APIs

Branch Preview

Reduce re-work with automatic, full-stack  preview URLs for every branch of code.
  • Cache key normalization
  • Cache spliting
  • GraphQL caching
  • Multiple backends on one domain
  • Iterative migration away from legacy backend

Parallel Static Rendering

Get Jamstack-like speeds from the edge, without the long build times that come from static site generation

Edge Experiments

Run A/B tests and route traffic without sacrificing site speed and cache hit rates
  • Cache key normalization
  • Cache spliting
  • GraphQL caching
  • Multiple backends on one domain
  • Iterative migration away from legacy backend


Check out our developer documentation and try out Layer0 for free today.
 

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Netify vs Vercel vs Layer0 comparison table

Compare 30+ features of Netlify, Vercel and Layer0 across various capabilities you need to develop, deploy, preview, run, monitor, experiment on, and defend your frontend. 

 
Netlify
Vercel
Layer0
Develop
 
Supports popular frameworks
No vendor lock-in
Run complex edge rules locally
Deploy
 
Full stack deploys:
browser, edge and server
Atomic deploys and rollbacks
CLI and API
GitHub/GitLab/
Bitbucket integration
Builds for you at an additional charge.
Builds for you at an additional charge.
Integrates with your CI/CD at no additional charge.
Preview
 
Live preview URLs
HTTPS URLs
Custom domains
Live logs
IP whitelisting
Run
 
Serverless JavaScript
PCI-DDS Level 1 compliant
99.95% SLA for edge and
serverless PoPs
EdgeJs
(world's first)
Incremental static rendering
(w/ fallback)
Next.js only; no fallback support
Next.js only
Any SSR framework
Parallel static rendering
Global edges
25
15
85
Model
Jamstack
Jamstack
Jamstack +
Large 1M+ page sites
Prefetching
Advanced cache management
Latency-based traffic routing
Monitor
 
Access logs
Cache hit rate by route
RUM speed by route
(roadmap)
Smoke test alerts
(roadmap)
Conversion rate alerts
(roadmap)
Experiment
 
Split tests
at the edge
Simple A/B only
Complex routing & rules
Iterative migration
Canary deploys and
feature flag support
Simple A/B only
Complex routing & rules
Defend
 
DDoS protection
WAF
(additional fee)
Bot mitigation

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